Hard covered book titled RESTORING OLD BUILDINGS FOR CONTEMPORARY USES An American Sourcebook for Architects and Preservationists by William C. Shopsin, 1989, 208 pages, 180 illustrations. ISBN 08 ... (more) 18.74 Available from:

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Hard covered book titled RESTORING OLD BUILDINGS FOR CONTEMPORARY USES An American Sourcebook for Architects and Preservationists by William C. Shopsin, 1989, 208 pages, 180 illustrations. ISBN 0823074250

Architects are called on to make the decisions about whether and how to save, use or reuse old buildings - from ordinary houses to extraordinary white elephants, from old fashioned commercial buildings to mills and churches. Yet, ironically, only a minority of architects and designers have had any formal training in preservation or restoration work. This book is a first course on preservation for architects and designers and a basic primer on architecture for preservationists. It is also a sourcebook for pragmatic information for enlightened homeowners and preservation activists.

Chapters include:

  1. PRACTICING PRESERVATION PROFESSIONALISM, PRIORITIES
  2. LEARNING THE CONTEXTS, SITE, COMMUNITY, CLIMATE
  3. ASSEMBLING THE RESOURCES, SURVEYS, DATA, PROFESSIONAL EXPERTS
  4. GETTING APPROVALS, REGULATIONS, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ISSUES
  5. LEARNING FROM EXAMPLE, CASE STUDIES OF PRESERVATION
  6. EVALUATING THE STRUCTURE, INSPECTION, NEW-USE REQUIREMENTS
  7. KNOWING THE MATERIALS, IDENTIFICATION, REPAIR, RESTORATION
  8. RESTORING INTERIORS, FLOORS, WALLS, CEILINGS, FURNISHINGS
  9. INTEGRATING MODERN NECESSITIES, TRADE-OFFS, LIMITS, STRATEGIES


Some of the topics include:

  • preservation options and strategies,
  • design approaches,
  • professional support teams,
  • preliminary costs,
  • modern systems in old buildings,
  • structural evaluation,
  • case studies of successful new-use projects,

and much more.

This book is in VG+ condition,  pages clean and intact, and the binding is tight.

Category: Construction Books
Product Code: f160
ISBN-13: 9780823074259
Availability: In Stock
Dimensions: 11in  x  8.5in
Pages: 208
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